Holiday events 2017

A list of holiday events from around the Valley

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Events are in order of dates/times.

Tuesday, Nov. 21:

COLUMBIANA COUNTY SHERIFF’S STUFF-A-CRUISER
The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unwrapped toys for Akron Children’s Hospital and non-perishable food items for Salem’s Salvation Army. Items will be collected at the Walmart in Salem from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The address is 2875 E. State Street, Salem, Ohio.

Saturday, Nov. 25: 

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM:
Christmas on the Farm, a craft and gift market, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Molnar Farms, located at 3115 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, Ohio. The farm will host several local artisan vendors with unique hand-crafted gifts and decorations for the holiday season. Entry is free and open to the public.

CORTLAND GINGERBREAD WALK
The Specialty Shops in Cortland will host a Gingerbread Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each participating shop will be marked with a gingerbread cutout in front of its store. Some shops will have specials/discounts and will be showcasing their new holiday merchandise. Be sure to stop by each location in order to be entered into a drawing to win a spectacular gift basket. The Opera House will have a gingerbread house contest, vendors, pictures with a life-size gingerbread house, music, face painting, snacks, crafts and more. Call Christina Benton, owner of Just Pizzelles, at 330-240-2257 or 330-638-8707 for more information.

LIGHT UP LEETONIA NIGHT
The second annual Light Up Leetonia night will be held along Main Street in downtown Leetonia. The family-friendly event will begin at 5 p.m. with the lighting of white snowflake pole decorations and Christmas wreaths. Santa Clause will arrive by fire truck at 5:15 p.m. and will be available for pictures at the Leetonia Post Office lobby, where refreshments will be served. Many downtown area stores will be open late for the start of the Christmas shopping season. For more information, call 330-360-4156. Parking will be free.

SMALL BUSINESS LADIES DAY SHOPPING EVENT
Handcrafted Creations and Gifts Studio will hold a Ladies Day shopping event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio at 7050 Market Street in Boardman. A variety of vendors will be selling their products. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Nov. 26:

SANTA’S WINTER BARN
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa will make an appearance at the MetroParks Farm with some of his animal friends. Come sit in his sleigh for a holiday picture and make a holiday craft to take home. The family-friendly, free event is held in the barn which is not heated, so dress appropriately. There is a $1 fee for the children’s holiday craft. The farm is located at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio.

Tuesday, Nov. 28: 

MAHONING COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS REGISTRATION 
Registration for Toys for Tots recipients will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Youngstown campus at 139 E. Boardman St. Applicants must be from Mahoning County and must qualify for cash/food assistance. Those over the age of 62 receiving SSI may also qualify. Applicants should bring a valid ID, birth certificate for each child in the household (parents’ names must match the children’s birth certificate or guardians should have proof of custody,) proof of cash/food assistance within the past 30 days and proof of residency. For more information, call 330-480-0726, ext. 3115.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: 

MAHONING COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS REGISTRATION
Registration for Toys for Tots recipients will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Youngstown campus at 139 E. Boardman St. Applicants must be from Mahoning County and must qualify for cash/food assistance. Those over the age of 62 receiving SSI may also qualify. Applicants should bring a valid ID, birth certificate for each child in the household (parents’ names must match the children’s birth certificate or guardians should have proof of custody,) proof of cash/food assistance within the past 30 days and proof of residency. For more information, call 330-480-0726, ext. 3115. 

Thursday, Nov. 30: 

MAHONING COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS REGISTRATION 
Registration for Toys for Tots recipients will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Youngstown campus at 139 E. Boardman St. Applicants must be from Mahoning County and must qualify for cash/food assistance. Those over the age of 62 receiving SSI may also qualify. Applicants should bring a valid ID, birth certificate for each child in the household (parents’ names must match the children’s birth certificate or guardians should have proof of custody,) proof of cash/food assistance within the past 30 days and proof of residency. For more information, call 330-480-0726, ext. 3115.

Friday, Dec. 1:

YOUNGSTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING
The City of Youngstown and Youngstown CityScape are hosting this year’s Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities, musical performances and OH WOW! moments begin at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. The Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s arrival will be at approximately 7:15 p.m., followed by pictures with Santa in 20 Federal Place. Downtown businesses will also have special activities planned as part of the event. 

NOEL NIGHT AT VOLANT VILLAGE
From 5-9 p.m., join the Volant Village shops for a festive evening of shopping, food and fun. Luminaries light the way as you stroll down Main Street, stopping in our 20+ specialty shops that offer appetizers and a warm beverage during the holiday evening. Enjoy the sound of carolers as they sing traditional Christmas songs throughout the village.

MILL CREEK METROPARKS WINTER CELEBRATION AT FELLOWS RIVERSIDE GARDENS
Winter Celebration Nights, Saturdays in December from 5-7 p.m. The gardens are transformed into “Toyland” with trees, lights and decorations through Dec. 31.

Saturday, Dec. 2:

FESTIVE SNOWMAN WREATH WORKSHOP
Join Munnell Run Farm in conjunction with guest artisan Georgia Mosebach to make a 22-inch-long by 20-inch-wide by 8-inch-deep festive snowman wreath. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MRF “Country Store” at Munnell Run Farm, located at 753 Greenville Road, Mercer, Pa. No art experience is required and all materials will be provided. Note: This event will have a Christmas potluck-style lunch. Bring your favorite Christmas dish to share with the class as well as a place setting and drink for yourself. The cost of the program is $48, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required by Nov. 29. Register by calling 724-662-2242.

THE SANTA SHUFFLE
This annual downtown Youngstown pub crawl begins and ends at the Draught House, located at 219 W. Federal Street and beginning at 11 a.m. The Santa Shuffle benefits local charities and features live music, food and drink specials at all participating locations. There will also be a photo booth, several contests, a Chinese auction and giveaways.

Participating locations (and their selected charities):
Avalon Downtown (Joanie Abdu Breast Care Center)
Circle Hookah & Bar (The Rescue Mission)
The Draught House (The Purple Cat)
The Federal (Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown)
O’Donalds (The Mahoning Veteran’s Memorial)
Suzie’s Dogs & Drats (Second Harvest Food Bank)
V2 Wine Bar & Trattoria (Christina’s Garden)
The Whistle & Keg (American Heart Association of Youngstown)

Sunday, Dec. 3:

VILLA MARIA NATIVITY DISPLAY
Celebrate the holiday season by joining the Sisters of the Humility of Mary at their annual Villa Maria Nativity Display, an indoor Advent tradition featuring hundreds of nativity sets from around the world. The display will be set up from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 3 and Sunday, December 10 at Villa Maria Community Center, located at 225 Villa Marie Rd., Villa Maria, Pa. Admission to the display and entertainment is free of charge. A roast beef dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on both Sundays at a cost of $12 for a large dinner and $8 for a small dinner; children 4 and under free. Tickets for the dinners are available in advance or at the door. For more information, visit humilityofmary.org or call 724-964-8920 ext. 3208.

TYLER’S COCOA & COOKIE STAND
Accepting cash donations and new toys for Toys for Tots from 1-4 p.m. at 3501 Zedaker St., Youngstown, Ohio. Tyler is a 10-year-old 5th grader who had the idea to give to kids who have less than him. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
A holiday concert, featuring Nashville recording artist Vanessa Campagna, will be at 2 p.m. at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

STUDIO 32 HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
Support the national dance team while doing your holiday shopping. There will be both vendors and handmade items for purchase as well as a 50/50. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Dec. 10:

LAKE MILTON TOYS FOR TOTS EVENT
The American Legion Post 737 is holding an adult-oriented event to raise money for Toys for Tots. The event is from 1-9 p.m. at the American Legion’s post at 16465 Milton Ave., Lake Milton, Ohio. Those attending should bring $5 or a new, unwrapped toy. There will be a Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing, as well as bands, dancing and food.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: 

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN LUNCHEON
The Youngstown South Christian Women’s Connection is holding a “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” luncheon at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, located at 2177 W. Western Reserve Rd. in Canfield. The lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and features a gift giveaway, music and guest speaker Connie Rhodebeck. The cost is $13.50. Reservations are required by Dec. 6. To reserve your spot, call Connie at 330-788-2340 or Patty at 330-332-2789.

Friday, Dec. 15:

GREENVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “DECK THE HALLS” HOLIDAY CONCERT
Starting at 7:30 p.m., the 70-member Greenville Symphony Orchestra with the Greenville Area Community Theater and The SAY Chorus will usher in the holiday season in grand style. Don’t miss their debut on the Scottish Rite Cathedral’s stage, located at 110 East Lincoln Ave., New Castle, PA. Tickets range from $5 to $24 and can be bought on the cathedral’s website.

Monday, Dec. 18:

MAHONING COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS DISTRIBUTION
Distribution of toys for recipients who signed up for Mahoning County’s Toys for Tots program will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Youngstown campus at 139 E. Boardman St.

Tuesday, Dec. 19: 

MAHONING COUNTY TOYS FOR TOTS DISTRIBUTION
Distribution of toys for recipients who signed up for Mahoning County’s Toys for Tots program will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College’s Youngstown campus at 139 E. Boardman St.

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